The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1036 1108 1012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.49% 20.53% 18.60%
As % of the Vendors category 39.39% 40.23% 36.87%
Number of salaries quoted 878 935 902
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £25,000 £24,937
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2630 2754 2745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.94% 51.03% 50.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2169 2289 2356
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 410 £40,000 -3.61% 77
Coventry -1 153 £40,000 +3.89% 28
Staffordshire -1 139 £35,000 - 20
Warwickshire -2 103 £33,750 +7.14% 16
Worcestershire -1 46 £35,750 +2.14% 9
Wolverhampton -1 37 £31,250 -8.75% 4
Solihull -6 37 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Shropshire -7 25 £31,500 -3.07% 4
West Bromwich +1 17 £30,500 -9.62% 1
Walsall +7 10 £43,750 -45.31% 3
Herefordshire +4 10 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Dudley 0 7 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Sutton Coldfield -3 3 £24,000 -17.24% 1
Halesowen -5 1 £25,000 +19.04% 1
Kingswinford - 1 £40,000 -
Tipton - 1 - - 1
Brierley Hill - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 865 (42.05%) SQL Server
2 821 (39.91%) .NET
3 757 (36.80%) MS Excel
4 749 (36.41%) SQL
5 727 (35.34%) C#
6 699 (33.98%) Windows
7 451 (21.93%) ASP.NET
8 421 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
9 411 (19.98%) JavaScript
10 402 (19.54%) HTML
11 351 (17.06%) CSS
12 321 (15.61%) MVC
13 312 (15.17%) Active Directory
14 299 (14.54%) Finance
15 261 (12.69%) T-SQL
16 252 (12.25%) VMware
17 244 (11.86%) MS Office
18 230 (11.18%) Degree
19 221 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
20 220 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
21 215 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC
22 214 (10.40%) Visual Studio
23 212 (10.31%) MS Exchange
24 210 (10.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 208 (10.11%) SharePoint
26 207 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
26 207 (10.06%) WCF
27 204 (9.92%) jQuery
28 199 (9.67%) Oracle
29 198 (9.63%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 212 (10.31%) MS Exchange
2 208 (10.11%) SharePoint
3 111 (5.40%) IIS
4 71 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 61 (2.97%) Lync
6 58 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (1.94%) Node.js
8 35 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
9 34 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 33 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
11 32 (1.56%) JBoss
12 29 (1.41%) CMS
13 20 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
14 19 (0.92%) Umbraco
14 19 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (0.92%) Apache
14 19 (0.92%) SAS
15 16 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.63%) NetWeaver
17 11 (0.53%) WorkSite
Applications
1 757 (36.80%) MS Excel
2 244 (11.86%) MS Office
3 67 (3.26%) MS Project
4 41 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (1.26%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.68%) SPSS
7 12 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.53%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.44%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.097%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.049%) Simulink
12 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 79 (3.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.49%) SAP Business One
5 8 (0.39%) Pegasus Opera
5 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.34%) Exchequer
6 7 (0.34%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.19%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.19%) SAP APO
8 4 (0.19%) Sage ERP X3
8 4 (0.19%) FRx
8 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.097%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.097%) SAP SRM
10 2 (0.097%) Primavera
11 1 (0.049%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 109 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (4.23%) Office 365
3 51 (2.48%) SaaS
4 37 (1.80%) IaaS
5 30 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (0.92%) Google Analytics
7 14 (0.68%) PaaS
8 9 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.39%) Heroku
9 8 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.34%) GitHub
11 4 (0.19%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.097%) Silverpop
13 1 (0.049%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.049%) Yammer
13 1 (0.049%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.049%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (5.10%) WAN
2 103 (5.01%) TCP/IP
3 102 (4.96%) LAN
4 88 (4.28%) Firewall
5 81 (3.94%) DNS
6 69 (3.35%) VPN
7 67 (3.26%) SAN
8 66 (3.21%) DHCP
9 56 (2.72%) Internet
10 41 (1.99%) Wireless
11 31 (1.51%) VLAN
12 27 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (1.02%) VoIP
14 18 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (0.78%) IPsec
16 13 (0.63%) IP Telephony
17 11 (0.53%) NAS
17 11 (0.53%) Unified Communications
17 11 (0.53%) NetScaler
18 9 (0.44%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 865 (42.05%) SQL Server
2 210 (10.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 161 (7.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 144 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 123 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
6 107 (5.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 81 (3.94%) Relational Database
8 72 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 69 (3.35%) MySQL
10 67 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 53 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
12 44 (2.14%) NoSQL
13 42 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
14 39 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 33 (1.60%) MS Access
16 32 (1.56%) Oracle Database
17 31 (1.51%) QlikView
18 30 (1.46%) OLAP
19 23 (1.12%) DTS
20 20 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 214 (10.40%) Visual Studio
2 100 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 67 (3.26%) Git (software)
4 60 (2.92%) NUnit
5 47 (2.28%) Subversion
6 38 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
7 36 (1.75%) Moq
7 36 (1.75%) MSTest
8 19 (0.92%) Selenium
9 14 (0.68%) InstallShield
10 11 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.49%) JIRA
12 9 (0.44%) Ranorex
13 8 (0.39%) Jasmine
13 8 (0.39%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.29%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.29%) Jenkins
14 6 (0.29%) Hudson
15 5 (0.24%) LSMW
16 4 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
General
1 299 (14.54%) Finance
2 113 (5.49%) Retail
3 90 (4.38%) Manufacturing
4 48 (2.33%) Marketing
5 38 (1.85%) Advertising
6 35 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.65%) Publishing
8 24 (1.17%) Legal
9 21 (1.02%) Games
10 16 (0.78%) Automotive
11 11 (0.53%) Front Office
12 10 (0.49%) Law
13 8 (0.39%) Banking
14 7 (0.34%) Back Office
15 6 (0.29%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.29%) Billing
16 5 (0.24%) Local Government
16 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.15%) Multimedia
18 2 (0.097%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 719 (34.95%) Developer
2 311 (15.12%) Analyst
3 276 (13.42%) .NET Developer
4 197 (9.58%) C# Developer
5 190 (9.24%) Consultant
6 150 (7.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 135 (6.56%) Architect
8 117 (5.69%) Software Developer
9 94 (4.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 88 (4.28%) Support Engineer
11 86 (4.18%) Senior Developer
12 84 (4.08%) Junior
13 82 (3.99%) ASP.NET Developer
14 77 (3.74%) Support Analyst
15 73 (3.55%) Administrator
16 64 (3.11%) Graduate
17 58 (2.82%) Web Developer
17 58 (2.82%) Junior Developer
18 55 (2.67%) Project Manager
19 53 (2.58%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 821 (39.91%) .NET
2 451 (21.93%) ASP.NET
3 402 (19.54%) HTML
4 351 (17.06%) CSS
5 215 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 207 (10.06%) WCF
7 204 (9.92%) jQuery
8 192 (9.33%) .NET Framework
9 149 (7.24%) XML
10 137 (6.66%) Web Services
11 113 (5.49%) HTML5
12 93 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 88 (4.28%) AngularJS
14 82 (3.99%) WPF
15 76 (3.69%) CSS3
15 76 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
16 74 (3.60%) Entity Framework
17 65 (3.16%) Ajax
18 59 (2.87%) WinForms
19 50 (2.43%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 184 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 64 (3.11%) User Experience
5 56 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 43 (2.09%) Client/Server
6 43 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
8 27 (1.31%) Replication
9 24 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.07%) Visualisation
11 21 (1.02%) Clustering
11 21 (1.02%) Private Cloud
12 19 (0.92%) Blackberry
13 17 (0.83%) Data Structures
14 15 (0.73%) NHS
14 15 (0.73%) FMCG
15 14 (0.68%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.63%) Mathematics
17 12 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 699 (33.98%) Windows
2 221 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (7.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 131 (6.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 127 (6.17%) Windows 7
6 91 (4.42%) Linux
7 90 (4.38%) Windows 8
8 78 (3.79%) Windows XP
9 35 (1.70%) UNIX
10 22 (1.07%) Windows Vista
11 17 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 16 (0.78%) Android
12 16 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 16 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.58%) Windows 2000
14 11 (0.53%) Solaris
15 10 (0.49%) AIX
16 6 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.24%) CentOS
17 5 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (15.61%) MVC
3 220 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
4 198 (9.63%) ITIL
5 176 (8.56%) Scrum
6 167 (8.12%) Project Management
7 160 (7.78%) TDD
8 139 (6.76%) CRM
9 133 (6.47%) OO
10 123 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 113 (5.49%) Web Application Development
12 106 (5.15%) Software Engineering
12 106 (5.15%) Web Development
13 100 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
14 86 (4.18%) ERP
15 77 (3.74%) Mentoring
16 74 (3.60%) SDLC
17 72 (3.50%) E-Commerce
18 70 (3.40%) Migration
19 67 (3.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 749 (36.41%) SQL
2 727 (35.34%) C#
3 411 (19.98%) JavaScript
4 261 (12.69%) T-SQL
5 157 (7.63%) VB.NET
6 100 (4.86%) PowerShell
7 72 (3.50%) VB
8 71 (3.45%) Java
9 62 (3.01%) VBScript
10 61 (2.97%) VBA
11 48 (2.33%) PL/SQL
12 38 (1.85%) C
13 37 (1.80%) PHP
14 31 (1.51%) C++
15 27 (1.31%) VB6
16 24 (1.17%) Ruby
17 18 (0.88%) Python
18 12 (0.58%) R
19 11 (0.53%) X++
20 7 (0.34%) VC++
Qualifications
1 230 (11.18%) Degree
2 207 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 79 (3.84%) MCSE
5 64 (3.11%) SC Cleared
6 53 (2.58%) MCITP
7 47 (2.28%) MCSA
8 42 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 40 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (1.80%) CCNA
11 30 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (1.36%) MCP
13 27 (1.31%) ISEB
14 21 (1.02%) CCNP
15 18 (0.88%) MCTS
16 16 (0.78%) CCA
16 16 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
16 16 (0.78%) MCSD
17 13 (0.63%) DV Cleared
18 9 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (5.79%) SLA
2 48 (2.33%) QA
3 10 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.097%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.049%) P3O
System Software
1 312 (15.17%) Active Directory
2 179 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (7.44%) Hyper-V
4 52 (2.53%) XenApp
5 34 (1.65%) VMware ESX
6 33 (1.60%) vSphere
7 21 (1.02%) Terminal Services
8 20 (0.97%) XenDesktop
9 16 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 12 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.49%) XenServer
12 9 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
13 7 (0.34%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.24%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.19%) Xen
16 2 (0.097%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.097%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.097%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 66 (3.21%) SCCM
2 41 (1.99%) SCOM
3 21 (1.02%) Backup Exec
4 18 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (0.88%) NetBackup
5 17 (0.83%) Puppet
5 17 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (0.83%) WSUS
6 15 (0.73%) SCVMM
7 12 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (0.44%) SCDPM
9 7 (0.34%) SCSM
9 7 (0.34%) Windows Intune
9 7 (0.34%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.29%) Nagios
10 6 (0.29%) ARCserve
11 5 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.24%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 252 (12.25%) VMware
2 199 (9.67%) Oracle
3 159 (7.73%) Citrix
4 131 (6.37%) Cisco
5 84 (4.08%) SAP
6 57 (2.77%) HP
7 54 (2.63%) IBM
8 52 (2.53%) Cognos
9 51 (2.48%) NetApp
10 42 (2.04%) Apple
11 41 (1.99%) Tableau
12 36 (1.75%) Dell
12 36 (1.75%) EMC
13 34 (1.65%) Symantec
14 27 (1.31%) Red Hat
15 25 (1.22%) Google
16 22 (1.07%) Adobe
17 21 (1.02%) Sage
18 18 (0.88%) SonicWALL
19 16 (0.78%) 3PAR
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum plus attractive benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £18k - 35k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
Pertemps - Dudley Commercial
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Pertemps - Dudley Commercial
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, health care, car
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car, bonus, pension, health care
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + upto 20% bonus and bens
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday